Excelent to read as a colombian citizen that whants peace On April Albie Sachs, An Activist South African Lawyer And A Leading Member Of The ANC, Was Car Bombed In Maputo, Capital Of Mozambique, By Agents Of South Africa S Security Forces His Right Arm Was Blown Off And He Lost The Sight Of One Eye This Intimate And Moving Account Of His Recovery Records The Gradual Recuperation Of His Broken Body, His Complex Interaction With Health Professionals, The Importance Of Touch And Sensuality, And His Triumphant Reentry Into The World It Also Captures The Spirit Of A Remarkable Man His Enormous Optimism, His Commitment To Social Justice, And His Joyous Wonder At The Life That Surrounds Him In A New Epilogue, Sachs Gives A Gripping Insider S View Of The Major Public Events Of The Last Decade The Election Of Nelson Mandela, The Formation Of The Constitutional Court And Sachs S Appointment As Judge, And His Own Role With The Truth And Reconciliation Commission Poignant.
Act of courage in his forgiveness.
If you haven t read this book, yet, then you should Albie is an extraordinary writer, weaving his intensely personal reflections in to the story of how South Africans gained their freedom.
Excellent book, well worth reading, but the seller sent a proof reading copy marked clearly not for re sale , blank cover and multiple printing errors no pleasure to read and not what was promised or expected Do read the book, Don t get it from this seller.
This book came just as advised and was most acceptable It has been a very good read He is a great man
This book came just as advised and was most acceptable It has been a very good read He is a great man This is an amazing book by and about an amazing person Albie Sachs shows the philosophical outlook that made the Truth and Reconciliation process work in South Africa in the course of telling a story about his being blown up by a car bomb planted by the Apartheid regime in South Africa and his recovery process He is a fabulous story teller, never sensationalizing a most sensational story And he weaves history, politics, and his on personal story in a manner that kept me turning pages well, the digital equivalent of that anyway from start to finish People like Sachs and the late Nelson Mandela helped South Africa transition from a racist and repressive regime to a non racial democracy without the bloodbath that many people predicted.